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John Miljan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Miljan (November 9, 1892 – January 24, 1960) was an American actor. He appeared in 201 films between 1924 and 1958. He was the tall, smooth-talking villain in Hollywood films for almost four decades, beginning in 1923. Miljan made his first sound film in 1927 in the promotional trailer for The Jazz Singer, inviting audiences to see the upcoming landmark film. In later years he played imposing, authoritative parts such as high-ranking executives and military officers. He is best remembered as General Custer in Cecil B. De Mille's film The Plainsman. Miljan died from cancer in Hollywood in 1960, aged 67. He was married to Victoire Lowe and adopted her two sons from her first marriage to actor Creighton Hale.

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Nov 9, 1892 In Lead, South Dakota, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Empty Hearts 1924-09-15
Latest Project:
Movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982-05-21
Known For
Poster of The Ten Commandments
Poster of Samson and Delilah
Poster of The Killers
Poster of In Gay Madrid
Movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (in "The Killers") (archive footage) 1982-05-21
Movie The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold Chief Tomache 1958-01-01
Movie Apache Warrior Chief Nantan 1957-07-01
Movie The Wild Dakotas Antelope 1956-02-28
Movie The Ten Commandments The Blind One 1956-10-05
Movie Pirates of Tripoli Malek 1955-02-10
Movie Run for Cover Mayor Walsh 1955-04-29
Movie Bonzo Goes to College Wilbur Crane 1952-09-01
Movie M Blind Baloon Vendor 1951-03-01
Movie Camera Sleuth Herman Taphert (uncredited) 1951-04-28
Movie Walk Softly, Stranger Old Man (uncredited) 1950-10-14
Movie Adventure in Baltimore Mr. Eckert 1949-04-19
Movie Stampede T. J. Furman 1949-05-01
Movie Samson and Delilah Lesh Lakish 1949-12-21
Movie Mrs. Mike Mr. Howard 1949-12-23
Movie Perilous Waters Carter Larkin 1948-02-14
Movie Sinbad the Sailor Moga 1947-01-13
Movie The Flame Detective 1947-11-24
Movie Queen of the Amazons Narrator / Col. Jones 1947-01-15
Movie Lost City of the Jungle Doctor Gaffron 1946-04-23
Movie The Last Crooked Mile Police Lieutenant Mayrin 1946-08-09
Movie The Killers Jake the Rake (uncredited) 1946-08-28
Movie White Tie and Tails Mr. Latimer 1946-08-30
Movie Back to Bataan Gen. Jonathan Wainwright ('Skinny') (uncredited) 1945-05-30
Movie It's in the Bag! Mr. Arnold 1945-04-21
Movie Wildfire Pete Fanning 1945-07-18
Movie Bride by Mistake Major Harvey 1944-07-26
Movie The Merry Monahans Arnold Pembroke 1944-09-15
Movie I Accuse My Parents Dan Wilson 1944-10-27
Movie Bombardier Charlie Craig 1943-05-14
Movie The Fallen Sparrow Inspector 'Toby' Tobin 1943-08-19
Movie Submarine Alert Mr. Bambridge / Capt. Haigas 1943-06-28
Movie Obliging Young Lady George Potter 1942-04-01
Movie The Big Street McWhirter (Uncredited) 1942-08-13
Movie North of the Rockies Morgan 1942-04-02
Movie The Devil with Hitler Chairman - Board of Directors in Hell (uncredited) 1942-10-18
Movie Criminal Investigator Edward Judson 1942-10-23
Movie The Boss of Big Town Kenneth Craige 1942-12-07
Movie Double Cross Nick Taggart 1941-06-27
Movie Forced Landing General Valdane 1941-07-11
Movie The Cowboy and the Blonde Bob Roycroft 1941-05-16
Movie The Deadly Game Henri Franck 1941-08-08
Movie Riot Squad Jim Grosso 1941-12-12
Movie Women Without Names John Marlin 1940-03-14
Movie Emergency Squad Slade Wiley 1940-01-05
Movie New Moon Pierre Brugnon 1940-06-28
Movie Queen of the Mob Pan 1940-06-28
Movie Young Bill Hickok Nicholas Tower 1940-10-21
Movie The Texas Rangers Ride Again Carter Dangerfield 1940-12-13
Movie The Oklahoma Kid Ringo 1939-03-11
Movie Torchy Runs for Mayor Dr. Dolan 1939-05-13
Movie Pardon Our Nerve Duke Page 1939-02-24
Movie Juarez Mariano Escobedo 1939-06-10
Movie Fast and Furious! Eric Bartell 1939-10-06
Movie Miracle Money Dr. Jones 1938-03-26
Movie Man-Proof Tommy Gaunt 1938-01-07
Movie Border G-Man Louis Rankin 1938-06-24
Movie If I Were King Thibaut d'Aussigny 1938-09-28
Movie Ride a Crooked Mile Lt. Col. Stuart 1938-12-09
Movie Private Number Stapp 1936-06-05
Movie Murder at Glen Athol Bill Holt 1936-02-27
Movie Sutter's Gold Gen. Juan Bautista Alvarado 1936-03-01
Movie The Gentleman from Louisiana Baltimore Evans 1936-08-14
Movie North of Nome Dawson 1936-11-14
Movie Arizona Mahoney Cameron Lloyd 1936-12-04
Movie The Plainsman General George A. Custer 1936-11-16
Movie Charlie Chan in Paris Albert Dufresne 1935-01-21
Movie Mississippi Major Patterson 1935-03-22
Movie Under the Pampas Moon Graham Scott 1935-06-01
Movie 3 Kids and a Queen Boss Benton 1935-10-21
Movie Whirlpool Barney Gaige 1934-04-10
Movie Unknown Blonde Frank Wilson 1934-04-23
Movie The Poor Rich Prince Abdul Hamidshan 1934-02-25
Movie Madame Spy Weber 1934-02-10
Movie Young and Beautiful Gordon Douglas 1934-09-16
Movie Tomorrow's Youth Thomas Hall Sr. 1934-10-14
Movie The Ghost Walks Prescott Ames 1934-12-01
Movie Belle of the Nineties Ace Carter 1934-09-21
Movie The Nuisance John Calhoun 1933-06-03
Movie What! No Beer? Butch Lorado 1933-02-10
Movie Whistling in the Dark Charlie Shaw 1933-01-21
Movie Blind Adventure Regan 1933-08-18
Movie The Way to Love Marco 1933-10-20
Movie King for a Night Walter Douglas 1933-12-09
Movie Twin Husbands Jerry Van Trevor/Jerry Werrenden 1933-11-29
Movie The Sin of Nora Moran Paulino 1933-12-13
Movie The Mad Game William Bennett 1933-10-27
Movie Arsène Lupin Prefect of Police 1932-03-02
Movie The Beast of the City District Attorney 1932-02-13
Movie Emma District Attorney 1932-01-02
Movie Are You Listening? Ted Russell 1932-03-21
Movie Hell Divers Lt. Cmdr. Jack Griffin 1932-01-16
Movie The Wet Parade Major Doleshal 1932-03-26
Movie Prosperity Holland 1932-11-18
Movie Flesh Willard 1932-12-08
Movie Unashamed District Attorney Harris 1932-07-02
Movie The Kid from Spain Pancho 1932-11-17
Movie Night Court Crawford 1932-06-04
Movie The Rich Are Always with Us Greg Grannard 1932-05-21
Movie Gentleman's Fate Florio 1931-03-07
Movie Politics Jim Curango 1931-02-26
Movie Inspiration Henry Coutant, the Sculptor 1931-01-31
Movie The Secret Six Joe Colimo 1931-04-18
Movie Son of India Juggat 1931-08-01
Movie Iron Man Paul H. Lewis 1931-04-29
Movie Possessed John Driscoll 1931-11-21
Movie Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) Wayne Burlingham 1931-10-10
Movie West of Broadway Norman 1931-11-28
Movie Show Girl in Hollywood Frank Buelow 1930-04-20
Movie Free and Easy Bedroom Scene 1930-03-22
Movie The Woman Racket Chris 1930-01-24
Movie The Sea Bat Juan 1930-07-05
Movie Not So Dumb (uncredited) 1930-02-02
Movie In Gay Madrid Armada - the Torero 1930-05-17
Movie The Unholy Three Prosecuting Attorney 1930-07-12
Movie War Nurse French Medical Officer (uncredited) 1930-11-22
Movie Paid Inspector Burke 1930-12-30
Movie Remote Control Doctor Kruger 1930-11-15
Movie Our Blushing Brides Martin W. Sanderson 1930-07-19
Movie The Voice of the City Dapper Don Wilkes 1929-04-13
Movie The Desert Song Captain Fontaine 1929-04-08
Movie Innocents of Paris Monsieur Renard 1929-01-02
Movie Gossip Bill - Alice's Husband 1929-04-29
Movie Hardboiled Rose Steve Wallace 1929-03-30
Movie Times Square Unknown 1929-09-01
Movie Untamed Bennock 1929-11-23
Movie Devil-May-Care DeGrignon 1929-12-27
Movie Fashions in Love Frank Martin 1929-07-01
Movie Speedway Lee Renny 1929-10-07
Movie The Unholy Night Major Mallory 1929-09-13
Movie Women They Talk About Officer 1928-08-10
Movie The Crimson City 1928-04-07
Movie Glorious Betsy Preston 1928-04-25
Movie Lady Be Good Unknown 1928-05-06
Movie The Terror Alfred Katman 1928-09-06
Movie The Home Towners Joe Roberts 1928-11-02
Movie Land of the Silver Fox 1928-10-17
Movie The Satin Woman Unknown 1927-07-24
Movie What Happened To Father Victor Smith 1927-06-25
Movie Lucky Fool Unknown 1927-01-01
Movie The Desired Woman Lieutenant Kellogg 1927-08-27
Movie The Yankee Clipper Paul de Vigny 1927-05-07
Movie The Silver Slave Unknown 1927-11-12
Movie The Clown Bert Colton 1927-09-12
Movie The Jazz Singer Host (uncredited) 1927-10-06
Movie A Sailor's Sweetheart Unknown 1927-09-24
Movie Footloose Widows J.A. Smith 1926-06-19
Movie The Devil's Circus Lieberkind 1926-02-14
Movie The Amateur Gentleman Viscount John Devenham 1926-08-14
Movie Almost a Lady Henri 1926-09-27
Movie My Official Wife Nicholas 1926-10-16
Movie Sackcloth and Scarlet Samuel Curtis 1925-03-22
Movie The Unchastened Woman Lawrence Sanbury 1925-11-15
Movie The Phantom of the Opera Valentin (uncredited) 1925-09-22
Movie Empty Hearts Unknown 1924-09-15